An Officer and a Movie Episodes

2012, TV Show

An Officer and a Movie episodes

Miracle at St. Anna

Lt. Col. Ray Lipscomb Jr. (USA) discusses "Miracle at St. Anna" (2008), a World War II film directed by Spike Lee, and the legacy of black soldiers in the military. read more

Hell Is for Heroes

Author David Bellavia (House to House: An Epic Memoir of War) discusses his combat experience in Iraq and the WWII movie "Hell Is for Heroes." read more

Under Siege

Retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and African-security expert Rudolph Atallah discusses terrorism at sea and "Under Siege," a 1992 thriller about a terrorist assault on a battleship. The film stars Steven Seagal and Tommy Lee Jones. read more

Force 10 From Navarone

Col. Chris Miller (USA) discusses his experiences in the U.S. Army Special Forces and the film "Force 10 From Navarone," a 1978 thriller about Allied commandos during World War II. The film stars Robert Shaw, Edward Fox and Harrison Ford. read more

The Bridges at Toko-Ri

Author and Navy veteran Stephen Coonts discusses "The Bridges at Toko-Ri," a 1954 adaptation of James Michener's Korean War novel. The film stars William Holden, Grace Kelly and Mickey Rooney. read more

Crimson Tide

A discussion of "Crimson Tide" (1995), a thriller about a Russia-U.S. standoff set on a sub that stars Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington. read more

The Bridge at Remagen

Col. Raymond Bluhm (USA Ret.) discusses "The Bridge at Remagen" (1969), a World War II thriller about Allied troops trying to capture the structure spanning the Rhine River. The film stars George Segal, Robert Vaughn and Ben Gazzara. read more

The Dirty Dozen

A discussion of "The Dirty Dozen," a 1967 thriller about GI convicts on a suicide mission in occupied France during World War II. The film stars Lee Marvin and Charles Bronson. read more

The Devil's Brigade

Maj. Rusty Bradley discusses his experiences in the U.S. Army Special Forces and the film "The Devil's Brigade" (1968), a World War II thriller about GI misfits teamed with Canadian commandos for raids in Nazi-occupied Norway. The film stars William Holden and Cliff Robertson. read more

Von Ryan's Express

Brig. Gen. Creighton W. Abrams III (USA Ret.) discusses "Von Ryan's Express" (1965), a World War II POW film starring Frank Sinatra and Trevor Howard. read more

Courage Under Fire

Army medevac pilot Audrey Boenker discusses "Courage Under Fire," a drama about the investigation of a Gulf War chopper pilot's death. The 1996 drama costarred series host Lou Diamond Phillips. read more

In the Line of Fire

Former Secret Service deputy director Danny Spriggs discusses "In the Line of Fire," a 1993 thriller about a plot to assassinate the president. read more

Sands of Iwo Jima

Marine Corps historian Charles Melson discusses "Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), starring John Wayne. read more

Missing in Action

Lt. Col. Kate Van Auken (USAR) discusses the 1984 film "Missing in Action," starring Chuck Norris, and how the military deals with POW and MIA situations. read more

Red Dawn

Former Army ranger Wil Willis discusses the 1984 film "Red Dawn," starring Patrick Swayze and Lea Thompson. read more

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Premiered: October 19, 2012
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